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California Pesticide Applicator License Renewal

California Pesticide Applicator License Renewal FAQ’s

Pesticide applicators licensed by the California DPR are required to renew their licenses every two-years by December 31st, and that deadline is fast approaching. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding California pesticide applicator continuing education and licensing renewals so you can make sure you are ready to renew your license on time!

Do I have to renew my California pesticide applicator license this year?

If your last name begins with M through Z your license expires on December 31 of odd numbered years, so this is your year!

If your last name begins with A through L your license expires on December 31 of even numbered years, so prepare yourself for renewal season next year!

What continuing education is required to renew my California pesticide applicator license?

You are required to accumulate at least 20 hours of approved continuing education (CE) every two years before certificate renewal. Four of the 20 hours must cover the topic of pesticide laws and regulations (3 CCR section 6511).

QAC & QAL holders who have Category M, N, P, or Q are required to complete eight hours of approved CE after their first renewal.

QAC & QAL holders who have Category H only are required to complete four hours of approved CE after their first renewal.

Two of the hours must cover pesticide laws and regulations (3 CCR section 6511).

For more information please visit: CDPR CE Requirements.

This is my first time renewing my California pesticide applicator license, how many hours of continuing education do I need?

If you have been licensed less than 12 months - no CE is required
If you have been licensed 12 to 20 months - you must complete half of your CE
If you have been licensed 21 to 24 months - you must complete all of your CE

Can I use excess Laws & Regulations continuing education to meet other CE requirements?

Yes.

Who submits my completed CEUs to the state of California?

Applicators must submit their own continuing education to California. Printable certificates will be available immediately after completing courses.

Are your California pesticide applicator courses state approved?

Yes, all of our courses are state approved.

Is there a grace period for renewing my California pesticide applicator license?

CE Must be completed by 12/31 but have 1 yr to submit renewal application.

My California pesticide applicator license expired, how do I get it reinstated?

You may renew your license for up to 12 months after expiration by paying a late fee. CE hours must be completed by December 31 of your expiration year. If you do not renew your license within 12 months you must retake the Laws and Regulations exam along with all appropriate category exams.

What fees are associated with California pesticide applicator licensing?

Fees: (QAC) Qualified Applicator Certificate

Exam Fees: $50
License Fees: $40
Renewal Fees: $120
Late Fees: $60

Fees: (QAL) Qualified Applicator License

Exam Fees: $50
License Fees: $80
Renewal Fees: $120
Late Fees: $60

I have more questions, how can I contact at CDPR with questions about my pesticide applicator license?

Phone: (916) 445-4038

Fax: (916) 445-4033

Email: LicenseMail@cdpr.ca.gov

Web: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov

 


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